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May 19, 2012 4:00pm EDT
." next, a look at the future of chicago and illinois. [inaudible conversations] >> welcome to the third annual gaithersburg book festival. i am -- a vibrant and diverse city that supports the cultural arts. we're pleased to bring you this event free of charge thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. a couple of quick announcements. for the consideration of everyone here please silence in the devices that make any kind of noise. in order to keep improving this event we need your feedback. surveys are available at the end the booth and online at our website. your thoughts are important to us. gary will be signing books immediately after this presentation. copies of his book will be in the politics and prose tends. an accomplice novelist as well as writer of narrative nonfiction, so it is no wonder that is new book, the 12 days of disaster is such and unforgettable story full of larger-than-life characters and capturing a string of events, disasters of varying scales. 1919 chicago was a city in transformation on its way to becoming one of the great american cities. the few weeks tha
May 18, 2012 12:00pm CDT
nurses from around the world are in chicago -- they are rallying for a robin hood tax to help health care. good afternoon. i am steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. nancy loo is live from daley plaza ... >> i am in the effect of this rally ... this has been more like a dance party. we are going to step through you can see a mix of people in this crowd here is someone from the national nurses united organization ... what do you think about the turnout and what is the plan for today? >> the plan is for nurses to help heal the world along with all the other community supporters with us today we are promoting the robin hood tax which is a small tax 50¢ on every hundred dollars of financial transactions ... >> there are lots of police and secret service here at daley plaza does it bother your group? >> no. we think this is over protection nurses are all about healing not harm >> there are other groups here however is their concern for something getting stirred up a question mark, off certainly not nurses promote nonviolence in their actions ... we will turn around and get back
May 21, 2012 9:00pm CDT
from president obama. >> i think chicago performed the magnificent elite >> the president relished his hometown's time to shine. >> i was just hearing from a few people who were not in nato members they had fun on the town last night soon it business took over nato prime mission in chicago deciding the future of afghanistan secretary general noting chicago summit largest ever for the organization. >> important sign of progress >> how important not agreement over the routes with pakistan >> by the afternoon of agreement on three key points to get nato troops out of afghanistan. also of ballistic missile defense system project causing tension with russia progress also made to be open at nato supply lines through pakistan into afghanistan. and cooperation agreement more nato resources to purchase equipment for member countries for all of the talk of benchmarks one of the barges to never answered. raising $4 billion necessary to pay for afghanistan's security forces after a nato beeps. not a goal of the sun that afghan president kim hamid karzai to chicago in part to secure the fut
May 23, 2012 10:00pm CDT
. 5-1. >> next march of solidarity. thousands of chicago public school teachers rally for a pay raise and against longer school days. he helped send two illinois governors to prison. now u.s. attorney patrick fitzgerald is stepping down. and honoring chicago's finest for a job well done during the nato summit. ♪ ♪ ♪ your cheating heart ♪ ♪ will make you weep ♪ pepsi max? really? bet you're wondering how they got all that pepsi taste into a zero-calorie cola. ya. [ beep ] [ bell ringing ] sir! you have won pepsi max, for life! oh! ♪ ♪ i'm back and you're my first guest! [ laughs ] it's reeg. you're gonna be famous kid! ♪ ♪ did you know when heartburn it's too late to take prilosec because... but it's but zantac® works differently. it relieves heartburn in as little as 30 minutes. in fact, so, when heartburn strikes, try zantac® this has been medifacts for zantac® in the final round the audience choice ingredient bud light! and here we go. looks like chef dubois is emulsifying the bud light into a foam, what's his competitor doing?
May 4, 2012 9:00pm CDT
. what chicagoans can expect. chicago office of emergency management >> city leaders doing an excellent job making themselves available to the media still have not heard from secret service about security plans for the weekend could happen sometime next week news conference today focusing specifically on road closures and public transportation. road closures during a nato summit affecting tens of thousands of commuters doing everything to keep people informed among the most important lake shore drive and 55 closed near mccormick place midnight-evening rush hour may 21st. closed between at 90- 94 and lake shore drive >> streets in your convention center close roosevelt near the museum campus >> museum campus will be closed all day on sunday may 20th planetarium of aquarium and field museum not open that day. we have said from the beginning there will be inconveniences but they will just be minor inconveniences since last october belmont representing every department on hand to answer questions about the closure continuing to ask about security claim especially for those who live near m
May 14, 2012 9:00pm CDT
an impact almost certainly be in chicago sometime this weekend. batt but target rich opportunity world audience of course they will show up. >> terrorism expert talking about violent protesters success overseas and more recently in a seattle may day to be exact protesters start with the crowd take the black approach >> disguise themselves in layers of clothing black on the outside helmets and the ski masks goggles with tear-gas will engage in aggressive activity physical violence against property at the plant back into the crowd tear off the clothing and not hard to identify and hard arrested social media of fueling the tactics websites tell and a kiss what to bring to protest slingshots projectiles molotov cocktails and bright lights to use against police also cellphone and money for the subway section out to dress in black with a mask from head to toe and finding on the internet and artest by dick on twitter transmits in real time with twitter >> will show you a lot of people basically use twitter >> history of attracting protest and often by last summer 1999 battle in seattle so
May 18, 2012 9:00pm CDT
tonight. >> quiet for sure to chicago police officers did take a hit today crowd got to close one man arrested police looking for more at this hour peaceful protest and not far away a few thousand nurses. this weekend at this land is chicago occupied by a local out of towners want to send a message today demand for attacks on wall street nearly 3000 nurses dressed in a sea of red shirts peaceful and played by city or rules at daley plaza. batt but community did not have a voice we were just talking about that we stick together >> out here fighting for pensions and that is the truth. here to say to wall street pay your fair share reverse robin hood stealing from the port is not right we are going to be heard >> the rally ended hundreds of other protesters bailed on the nurses and took to the streets blocking off buildings closing intersections at michigan avenue at one. trailing every step of the way. protestor took things too far the video shows and climbing up a wall offical nato banner when he did it cops were waiting. crowd moved and someone punched an officer in the face. knocki
May 1, 2012 9:00pm CDT
or triple property taxes $1.4 billion a year not a choice he's willing to force on the people of chicago. up for debate you might be surprised to learn how chicago most famous pensioner got a sweetheart deal >> all are around chicago you can see the legacy of mayor richard m. daley not so easy to see his role in shaping the chicago massive pension debt >> 20 years ago richard daley set in motion a series of events taxpayers pay for today. set himself up with pension deal far better than most city workers. before he was mayor. cook county state attorney. before that eight years as state senator of those years in springfield to set up daily for life. >> less taxes for less, more taxes for last city services remember he lost his first run at mayor. when the opportunity presented itself took advantage of an obscure provision in the state pension law. the kind of deal only those insiders can figure out. any person who has served as a member for eight or more years for elected to become a member employed in such a position eligible to participate in a retirement system. established under articl
May 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> cameras rolled. this is chicago today. people in the crowds have mostly been behaving but five men are now in custody for allegedly planning to cause damage. more on the actual summit in a moment, let's go live. >> police are pushing away from the united nations, away from the nato common area. i don't know if you know the live feed outside. pushing the crowd back. some of them are resisting. some of them are throwing bottles and other objects. will the chicago police don't push? we have a number of people that have gotten down on the ground and refusing to move. they are scream iing at the officers. so far for the most point, they have been pushing people with their baton. it is one of those situations that could get ugly very, very quickly. >> we're going to stick with this for a moment. look at that picture. really the near south side. police were strong arming them. we showed the video of the van going into the crowds. what has been the response as we look what's been the response from the police department? >> that incident where the person hit by the car, they were a professional pro
May 17, 2012 11:30am PDT
from the old urban centers. such is the case in chicago, illinois, in the midwestern section of the united states. t aselopment here expands withctive farming communities on the edges of this metropolitan area. in north american cities like chicago, automobiles, extensive highway systems and communication networks have accelerated suburban sprawl and made possible a new kind of urban area. "edge cities" are full-fledged employment "subcenters" far from the central city. but there may be a cost to such rapid land use change: farmland loss. productive farmland becomes a nonrenewable resource, lost forer, when it is used for housing, commercial or industrial development. and the pace at which america's most productive farmland is being lost has alarmed some geographers. we're standing on the new edge of chicago's suburban frontier. behind me is a farm that will be gone in five years-- literally wiped out. we're seeing the black dirt that took thousands of years to develop. what will be in its place is suburban development. narrator: but it's not nostalgia for days gone by that c
May 10, 2012 9:00pm CDT
. no injuries. chicago bulls fighting but the playoff lives tonight philadelphia while the game 6 just came to an end. crazy final seconds of the game. >> hard way to end the season. chicago bulls should have won this cam difficult to figure out how they lost try to give the game away chicago bulls not taking that out rebound did 76ers 56-33 with the lead in the game noah tried to apply it 76ers took a lead in the fourth quarter luol deng to taj gaibson up by 4 lead by 1 in final seconds asik missus and andre gets the ball in for the hoop fouled on play made one free throw to tie the game and bad free throw shooter and he makes it. desperation try with seven seconds trycj watson almost goes in cj watson unbelievable mss and 76ers when the game for games-to. terrible second half that is the end of the season for the chicago bulls injuries of course they've lost derrick rose and other players and of the line for the chicago bulls. >> always next year? >> it will be a tough start because derrick rose will miss some action at serious injury that might get rolling again to the end of the year
May 19, 2012 9:00pm CDT
>> protesters and zigzagging their way through downtown chicago in and on the planned march against the this weekend's nato summit. blocking the bridge over the chicago river. now they have turned west. >> >> i am robert jordan >> and i am jackie bange >> i am live with one group of protesters. it has been going on since about 4:00 this afternoon. this is what they called spontaneous protest. no real destination as to where they're going. there have then note issues and so farbeen no issues so far. the protesters have been pushing back and yelling at police officers. police officers have kept their cool. someone was arrested earlier today. otherwise no real problems. the biggest issue has been the congestion.... 1200-1500 people. i talked to the superintendent as he was walking along with the protesters and police >> i do not think in many cases that they even know their destination. we set it up so we can facilitate the traffic flow . it has not been difficult for our offices to keep their cool. we rotate them off the line. >>no real direction or destination. we do not know how
May 15, 2012 9:00pm CDT
until midnight first task for chicago police following confrontation into the streets. yes today protested today it paid the price 7 of 8 people representing the catholic workers movement arrested prudential building tried to storm president of bond campaign headquarters in chicago on monday message message mission accomplished batt but try to deliver invitation to president barack obama. i did that and we tried that >> important to say no to these organizations strong august way of doing that risking to go to jail >> anti capitalist march tonight sample of what is to come with actual nato summit five days a way >> there will be inconveniences and violence it will be nothing compared to the violence that nato has set out every day against people of the world. >> like everyone else protesters continue to prepare police making it public reinforcements' on the way fellow officers from milwaukee charlotte and philadelphia chicago officers putting in overtime 12 hour shifts with no days off 15% increase of officers on the streets this weekend so says superintendent. batt but will
May 20, 2012 4:00pm PDT
breaking news out of chicago where there have been some violent skirmishes back and forth. it happened moments ago to your left, live. you see police officers in combat gear, riot gear, trying to hold back and push back those protestors. ted rowland live on the scene for us. ted, what do you see? ted rowlands, you there? apparently ted -- as soon as we get ted, we will go to him. but again, this is what you're looking at. i'm curious, i'm not sure, paul or ted, since they've been down in this crowd, if we've had any chance to do any sort of reporting here for the number of injuries, the number of people who have been detained, who have been arrested, and i would like to know that. and the crowd numbers as well. ted rowlands talking now. >> reporter: again, it seems as though we might be looking at a situation where -- >> so ted is on the air. he's not sure that he's on the air, and when we get ted for sure, we'll go back, okay? thank you. but again, this is live pictures and this is from cermak and michigan avenue, right near michigan avenue in chicago, and mccormick place is where the
May 11, 2012 10:30am EDT
on c-span 3. >>> nato will hold its summit in chicago later this month. next, u.s. ambassador to nato ivo daalder talks about the summit. the council on foreign relations hosted this one-hour event. >> welcome, everybody. to tonight's council on foreign relations meeting. i want to go through our standard stuff here, but remind you to please completely turn off all your -- not just put them on vibrate, but cell phones and all wireless devices to avoid interference with the sound system. i remind you this is an "on the record" session. before we begin with the program, the council is pleased to announce the roll out of a report of the council-sponsored innocent task force on turkey and copies of the task force's report will be released at a meeting in new york tomorrow and here in washington this wednesday, may 9th. for more information on upcoming events, refer to the insert in the back of tonight's program. also tomorrow night in new york, our guest is going to be on "the daily show." you can tune in there, if you like. anyway, this is another well-timed council session. not only do
May 20, 2012 9:00pm CDT
demonstrating against the nato summit in chicago. that summit got underway today with president barack obama welcoming leaders from around the world at mccormick place >> >> i'm robert jordan >> i'm jackie bange >> more on those stories in a minute but first there is another nato protests under way right now near the art institute >> we are in front of the art institute on michigan avenue. several dozen protesters here sitting in the middle of the street. inside is where michelle obama was hosting a dinner for the nato espousesspouses. they started marching again making through downtown. until they reached here. they have been chanting. they have been sitting here in the middle of the street for several minutes now >> we heard that they're having dinner so we figured we would hang out for a while since we were not invited >> the message we hope to send ... one of the main topics is the afghanistan war... is not worth it anymore. >> it has been a really spirited crowd. we have not seen many problems. some of them are jumping on the median. they are letting their voices be heard. now we h
May 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and this is from cermak and michigan avenue, right near michigan avenue in chicago, and mccormick place is where they're holding the nato summit, and this is not that far away from mccormick place, so police are trying to push people west. they're saying, move west, move west, which is away from mccormick place. west would be away from the lake and further into the city. and if they were to go east, they would end up in the lake. north or south, if they were to go south, they would end up at mccormick place. so just to sort of give you an idea of where they are in the city. this is as peaceful as we have seen it as we've been watching these pictures over the last hour, so maybe a little bit longer here. you know these police officers are not taking any you-know-what off of these protestors. these protestors are angry. both sides have been standing their ground. they said we have the right to take to the street. we don't have the right to throw things at police officers. we saw buckets being thrown at police officers, we saw water bottles being thrown at police officers, we saw a police barricade
May 3, 2012 9:00pm CDT
not help either. >> the hell is still coming down. chicago northwest side area. rattled off of rooftops cars in north suburban rosemont, park ridge, des plaines earlier most recently a lightning tom skilling severe weather story later in this newscast right now tom skilling in the weather center just amazing this thing has come together over ross expected to blow with hottest temperatures in six weeks highest humidity in eight months around chicago thunderstorm watch until midnight tornado watch to the west look at the rainfall preliminary totals weather but the network almost 2 in.. these other rainfall totals look at some of the wind gust probably understate the situation six our loop these clouds of how words of the words of 50,000 ft.. lightning and the three dimensional billed to the clouds covering at lightening the later on getting to the story later in the broadcast >> the other top story to people killed small airplane crash marshy area east of lake and the hills airport city of crystal lake. in crystal lake tonight we know there is lightning. what is happening now. >> we do
May 25, 2012 9:00pm CDT
wounds to the head. 79 year-old man boarded amtrak train in texas not on the train when it got to chicago authorities are looking more details live tonight. >> his family and police trying to figure out what happened 79 years old take a look at this picture 5 ft. six and 150 lbs. thick curly gray hair much of his liglife living in chicago currently san antonio tx on a train last week and police believe the surveillance video and witnesses went missing somewhere between arkansas and st. louis supposed to get to chicago union station sunday afternoon back with medication made it to chicago his son came to pick it up he was nowhere to be found family says and not to diagnosed with dementia but showing signs of old age and they are desperate for answers. >> holding out hope preparing for the worst >> amtrak police working with local police departments of law to the trade route of this investigation anyone with information contact authorities. chicago police asking the public toward nato protester damaged a police band committed act of criminal damage your tires of police band 300 block of w
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May 21, 2012 4:00pm EDT
or an attempted one. protesters at the nato summit in chicago going after boeing's headquarters. we will take you like this in a moment. but, first, to the if you political attack ad from president obama's campaign. >> take everything everyone's got and destroy it. that is what they did. we were a nice, strong, healthy company. we were making money. and for them to come out from nowhere and shut the place down ... >> >>stuart: but that could be backfiring on the president. >> i am not going to indict private equity. this is ridiculous point in america. especially i live in a state where pension functions and unions and others invest in companies like bain capital, and you look at their record totally, we they have done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses. >>stuart: that was a democratic booker would now is saying that is not exactly what he meant. but, my guest say what the mayor said originally was right. ben, the attack on bain capital, is that a political winner? >>guest: i don't it is a political winner but it is a big fat lie because long ago in the bad old days, long, long good
May 21, 2012 6:00am PDT
, but are the plans real progress or paper promises? >>> road tests in the streets. chicago-style? chicago police brace for more clashes after at least 45 people were arrested this weekend. many downtown businesses are closed. >>> and all eyes on chicago this morning. it was newark's mayor, cory booker, making news this weekend. he's taken to youtube to attempt to walk back on comments he made criticizing team obama on "meet the press." good morning from chicago. it's monday, may 21, 2012. special edition of "the daily rundown." always good to be on the road. my first reads of the morning. start with why we're here in chicago. for the culmination of summit pa loose s lose palooza, if you will. foreign policy issues, don't eclipse the president's domestic message. voters don't want to hear about that. they want to hear about domestic stuff. they still want to talk about the economy when they can. here at nato today, president obama's mission is clear, though, formalizing that pledge to end the war in afghanistan by the end of 2014 promising to keep afghanistan secure in the long term. sitting down
May 9, 2012 9:00pm CDT
social issue this election year. live in chicago lake view neighborhood tonight. >> just down the street from the quality and illinois. what the president had to say interview with abc news. >> sensitive to the fact for a lot of people the word marriage was something very powerful traditions >> historic and pivotal day for americans and country. >> also many observers expected after remarks of vice-president joe biden made over the weekend. >> more americans simple proposition who do you love? >> president refers to it part of a prolonged the evolution indicating opposition one year ago but support for strong civil unions. 1996 the president first entering politics running for the illinois senate response to letter to candidate questionnaire supported legalized same sex marriage this time president and the first to take this step down the seismic shift for him in relation to the lgbt community more of a moral issue opposed to political he has made a leap forward >> shortly after obama announcement republican opponent to >> my view marriage itself relationship between a man and a wo
May 1, 2012 12:00pm CDT
the tax may double on soda and other sugary drinks under a proposal from a chicago alderman good afternoon i am steve sanders. >>and i'm dina bair we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the internet tonya francisco is live at city hall with details on that tax- cut proposal the question is will it be 15 or 35¢ ... the aldermen meeting as to whether not this is a good way to address the of the city epidemic in this country ... >>we want to hear what this is really about and why are they saying there needs to be a tax- free want the other side of the argument sugary drinks have been linked to all kinds of health issues including child of obesity diabetes and shifting k proponents claimed that a 1¢ per ounce tax could bring in millions for the city of chicago alone money that can be used toward health programs to prevent these issues ... government is bearing the cost of the of the city crisis it's a lot like cigarettes we know that these are unhealthy and killing people and we need to make sure that the government is job is uphel
May 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
join in on the conversation with social media sites. >>> chicago will host the annual nato summit on the 20th and 21st of this month. a hearing was held on issues to be discussed at the summit including european defense spending, missile defense, and relations with russia. this is two and a half hours. >>> the hearing will come to order. thank you all very much for being here this morning. i apologize we're starting a moment late or two. by way of process i have a conflict at about 10:30, 10:25. barbara shaheen will chair the hearing from that point forward. and i appreciate everybody's understanding of that. yesterday we had the opportunity to have very healthy and broad discussion with secretary-general rasmussen. he laid out for us the general expectations of the summit and the road forward as we continue to really define this new role and the new parameters of nato. this is our fourth hearing on nato since 2009. and it's not an accident that we are having it now. i think all the members share the belief that the reliance remain vital to american security and its effectiveness
May 20, 2012 6:30pm EDT
." major garrett, and mr. app lebaum. >> world leaders are in chicago for a two-day nato summit. first by rasmussen about plans for troop levels going forward. then obama and karzai on the agreement between their nations. this is about 20 minutes. [inaudible] >> good morning. chicago is a world class city. leaders are coming here today. i would particularly like to thank the people of this great city. for making us all feel so welcome. we are gathering here for a crucial summit at a crucial time. we will take the issues of importance for the future of our alliance. our summit has three key priorities. keeping afghanistan secure, now and in the years to come. keeping nato strong. and capable in the 21st century. and keeping the global network of partners. today, we are focusing on security in the age of austerity. we are making certain that the alliance can deal with the security ideas of the future, even as we tackle the economic challenges of the present. we have multinational projects that will provide greater security for lower cost. we will embrace a renewed culture that we call sm
May 8, 2012 10:30pm EDT
. throughout the time i hatch bve there and remains solid and by the time we get to chicago this is indeed a very solid coalition committed to a strategy that was agreed and the last nato summit in lisbon when it was decided that -- a process of transition would take place over four years. that we would -- try, gradually, and over time, build up the afghan national security forces to provide for the security of the country. so that by the end of 2014 it is the responsibility of the forces to -- to ensure security throughout the entire country. tr that strategy i think has been proven to work. we will get together in chicago in a few weeks. where we will reaffirm the -- the centrality of that strategy. we will announce that we are moving on. it will be possible for all of afghanistan to be in the situation where afghan forces are in the lead for security. and nato and mission will slowly shift from -- from a lead focus on combat to lead focus on, on supporting the afghan security forces. and then 2013 to 2014 be in a position to ensure that afghanistan will be secured by afghanistan forces
May 18, 2012 5:30pm PDT
will be on the president's home town of chicago, which is hosting the nato summit this weekend. when it comes to security for all of the visiting heads of state, chicago is going all out. the protests are already under way. about 3,000, many dressed as robin hood, gathered in daley plaza and marched through the loop business direct, and there were no clashes with police, just two arrests reported. because the rest of the weekend could be another story, parts of chicago will be on a virtual lockdown. nbc's katy tur reports. >> as dozens of heads of state and their staff members and security details descend upon chicago, the opposition is already gearing up. >> no more nato. >> welcome to nato, chicago 2012. >> we're going to be loud, boisterous, vibrant. and 100% peaceful. >> the city has only issued three permits for marches and rallies, but thousands of protesters are expected. >> i don't think it's going to be as bad as what everyone says it is. >> the summit will be held at mccormick place. around it, miles of road closures, rail service interruptions, and even a military enforced no-fly zone. major a
May 22, 2012 9:00pm CDT
new jersey thrilled to feel like chicago cop. batt but told every officer that i could. >> chicago police a pat on the back even chicago white sox extending their thanks by giving each officer in the department 2 free tickets to a game this year tomorrow honored during the seventh inning stretch. mccarthy will be there. that was quite a day and tonight chicago back to normal. 31st and lake shore drive area in the public world leaders here now >> you can see for yourself traffic flowing freely on the lakeshore drive chicago survive to the nato summit weekend and many residents and business owners are believed. >> glad we are back to ourselves after a whirlwind day to weekend world leaders and protesters descending on chicago calm is settling over the city. metal fences are gone most parking restrictions have ended and businesses that shut down and boarded up or coming back to life. mayor rahm emmanuel at cta roosevelt station tuesday morning greeting commuters and many heading back to work for the first time in several days. batt but personally think the people the president's if
May 20, 2012 10:00pm PDT
of chicago. this is the backdrop for world leaders as they meet with president obama. >> camera two. >> campaign 2012 heats up but one obama supporter veers from the talking points. >> this kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides. it's nauseating to the american public. >> you have 30 seconds. >>> first, a super moon. now a solar eclipse. the amazing photos and what the universe has in store next. good evening, everyone. today we saw it. american police officers shut down a demonstration. several were hurt. a few dozen arrested and the prediction of possible violence from the nato summit came true. they were loud but uneventful then it happened. something or somebody made all hell break loose. watch. >>> chicago police say the crowd was,500 strong when the tension escalated and happened not far from where president obama and more than 50 world leaders were juggling issues facing afghanistan and nato. the city's top police officer blames a small group of troublemakers. >> if there was a group of what we commonly refer to as the black bloc folks who kind of rallied together, t
May 21, 2012 1:00am EDT
or somebody made all hell break loose. watch. >>> chicago police say the crowd was,500 strong when the tension escalated and happened not far from where president obama and more than 50 world leaders were juggling issues facing afghanistan and nato. the city's top police officer blames a small group of troublemakers. >> if there was a group of what we commonly refer to as the black bloc folks who kind of rallied together, they put their masks on and found out from the crowd they would charge the stage and try to break through and assault our cops. that 'exactly what happened. they rallied, charged the cops and assaulted the officers. we responded, so far today we're up to 45 arrests today. >> and tonight cnn's paul vercammen is live down there in the crowd or where the crowd was earlier. what happened out there? who did what to trigger the mess? >> reporter: when you're looking at it from the inside out it's difficult to determine if there was one flash point as the superintendent said, he believed that the black bloc protesters were going to charge the stage, that's when it became clear that
May 2, 2012 9:00pm CDT
. >> the message tonight chicago is ready for the crowds. while the size and demeanor of the crowd is being debated all over time, one thing cannot. >> what is the biggest headache? traffic congestion. >> pictures like this from seattle's made a march on tuesday makes us wonder if traffic will be the only headache. the summit organizer says this. >> chicago and our presence as a city is very experienced in putting on big events. >> just tonight, the chicago host committee lost the business communication center. this is different from "notify chicago." de send alerts from the city out to those who signed up for this. one goes to business owners, the other goes to residents. it is communication between the office of management and communication and then to business owners specifically. it is supposed to lighten the load for people at the 311. go to and we will steer you to it. >> now comes the federal aviation administration with its security restrictions involving operators and owners of small aircraft. >> the faa has banned noncommercial aircraft from flying 10 nautical miles from chicag
May 4, 2012 12:00pm CDT
the company that runs the controversial parking meters in chicago collected $80 million last year now is demanding millions more from the city. good afternoon. i am steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers for watching us from the country on wgn america off and on the internet. the mayor just wrapped up an event here and says that the past is the past and there is a new way of doing things at city hall that was his message to the ship park chicago parking meter company wanting all that money from the city the answer is no ... >>there is a new day here i don't know who they think they're dealing with. the deal was dead for this city of chicago. under the terms of the contract the parking meter company gets to set the rates ... and the city pays the company for the money the company loses when the meters are taken out of service ... that happens during festivals and street repairs ... the company claims that the city owes $14 million for 2011 and the administration is disputing that figure in a letter a city official calls those amounts legally and factually erro
May 7, 2012 9:00pm CDT
60 year old man found stabbed to death chicago far south side. joining us with more >> police say they got the call to 5:00 p.m. gruesome discovery inside second floor apartment building behind me relatives say had not been seen or heard from in weeks tonight looking for by the killer. 51 year old henry how word lives alone east 104th street he did have over 31 the tapes also resided in the housing complex they ask for a well-being of shaq trying to locate the rest of the family appears he was brutally murdered stabbed in the chest multiple times found naked in his bed with blood splattered. struggle in the end question >> he was always a handyman. they would call my uncle. whether it was the drywall or fixing anything they would call him his nickname scooter >> always the type of person to please his family. >> howard family we spoke with still trying to reach other relatives asked to contact police after they hear the story tonight. and what with information call police. >> intelligence officials say it stopped a bomb plot officers intercepted explosive device overseas des
May 17, 2012 12:00pm CDT
the first organized busload of protesters arrived in the city ... chicago police super intendant garry mccarthy says he has seen four separate and distinct anti nato groups of protesters 12 people had been arrested so far this week ... >> we are going to be intolerant of criminal behavior ... police officers will be working 12 hour shifts while violence is a concern the superintendent said the officers are very well trained and ready to keep the peace. veterans of iraq and afghanistan say they will return their war medals to nadir generals at a press conference this morning of the vietnam veterans memorial many of the veterans in attendance said they're getting back their global war on terror metals during the nato summit they say they no longer want what those medals represent >> and there's a 150% increase in suicides among active service members all we're asking is that these major representatives come out to a acknowledge just as human beings and except these metals as we return them the iraq veterans since the war are also calling on national guard members to refuse mob
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May 19, 2012 1:00pm PDT
>>. >> heather: we begin with a fox news alert. brand-new protests underway in chicago. protestors clogging the streets near the home of chicago mayor rahm emanuel one alleged terror plot foiled by chicago police. i'm heather childers. >> gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. shocking details in alleged plot at nato summit in chicago. those three suspects appearing in court just a short time ago. there they are. each are accused of planning to attack high profile targets around the chicago area with molotov cocktails. those targets included the mayoral's home and president obama's chicago campaign headquarters. steve brown is live in chicago with more. >> reporter: interestingly this is not a federal case. this will be very first illinois own terrorism laws. that will be what the charges are essentially are against the three individuals that were arrested. they are brian church, jarrod chase and brent -- they were picked up on the south side of chicago. they were picked up on wednesday night. we were there yesterday friday afternoon. still saw cops milling around and talking to folks in the ne
May 8, 2012 10:00pm CDT
and professionals at the rehabilitation institute of chicago, i am walking again. >> reporter: part of the video released by the senator's office shows what appears to be wires and wraps on the senator's legs. those are censors recording every movement. the process is used for rehab and even for major league pitchers to create a video model of movement. it shows the exact deficit so specialists can better target therapy. in other parts of the video you see the senator wearing a harness and weights. that's to attempt to build muscle strength. the senator had a major stroke in january. not due to typical causes. he had a tear in his carotid artery, the main artery carrying blood to the brain. that leads to a blood clot. he was placed in a medically induced coma. part of his skull was removed to allow for brain swelling. the skull was eventually sealed and he went to the rehabilitation institute of chicago for his recovery. the stroke was ton right side of the brain. the right side du not control language or mental aquety, which explains why the senator's sharp and clear. in this v
May 21, 2012 1:00am PDT
>>> anger boiling into the streets of chicago. this is the backdrop for world leaders, as they meet with president obama. >>> campaign 2012 heats up. but one obama supporter veers from the talking points. >> this kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides. it's nauseating to the american public. >>> first. a supermoon. now, a solar eclipse. the amazing photos. and what the universe has in store next. >>> good evening, everyone. today, we saw it. american police officers with sticks and shields, forcibly shut down a demonstration. the prediction of possible violence at the nato summit came true. something or somebody made all hell break loose. watch. chicago police say the crowd was about 2,500-strong when the outburst happened. the city's top police officer blames a small group of troublemakers. >> it was a small group that kind of rallied together. they put their masks on. and we had intelligence from the crowd, that as soon as the ceremony was over, they were going to try to break to the stage. and that's exactly what happened. they rallied. they charged the cops. and they as
May 21, 2012 4:00am EDT
. chicago police say the crowd was about 2,500-strong when the outburst happened. the city's top police officer blames a small group of troublemakers. >> it was a small group that kind of rallied together. they put their masks on. and we had intelligence from the crowd, that as soon as the ceremony was over, they were going to try to break to the stage. and that's exactly what happened. they rallied. they charged the cops. and they assaulted the officers. we responded. so far today, we're up to 45 arrests today. >> tonight, paul was down in the middle of it. what happened out there today? who did what to trigger this mess? >> don, when you're looking at that from the inside-out, it's tough to determine if there was one flash point. as the superintendent said, he believed that the black block protesters were going to charge the stage. that's when it became clear there were too many people in one, small space. many of them trying to go in different directions. the organizers of events who had thrown their medals in symbolic disgust, they were walking west. and everything just broke loose
May 24, 2012 9:00pm CDT
resurfaced chicago police and fire teams deployed immediately we are told as many as nine and divers looking for the third friend the other girl pulled to safety third friend still missing at this hour at one point in the mother showed up at the beach hysterical had to be taken away by chicago police fire medical paramedics. the other girl left about an hour ago we spoke to the man who jumped in to help save one girl stuck against the brick wall. >> she was under a strong current and i was on this side trying to get to her. when i got to her she was out of breath helped her swim back to shore warm today but the water is still 60 degrees coldwater waves produce large waves on one side of the brick wall is pretty flat and the other side dangerous waves. >> no lifeguards on duty at the time of the incident one girl st. francis hospital where she is treated the other girl left the scene and hour ago at this hour to chicago police divers looking until the third victim is found. back to you >> who will blink first? showdown between the mayor rahm emmanuel at private company that operates on pop
May 21, 2012 4:00pm EDT
over the weekend. john yang is in chicago. we'll see what's outside before we turn our attention inside. john, what do you know that we don't? >> reporter: i tell you, dylan, the protests were pretty violent over the weekend, but today it's sort of a little gentler and calmer protests. a couple hundred people marched on the boeing headquarters here in downtown chicago, allowing them not only to protest the war, boeing being a defense contractor, but also marching for justice. they were saying boeing is one of the big companies that pays very little in federal taxes in the country. they also then went, after that little demonstration, they sat in front of the boeing headquarters, blocked the streets, and then broke off into other groups and marched over to president obama's election headquarters, reelection headquarters just a little bit to the east in the prudential center where they had a press conference in which they complained about the police treatment they received on sunday at the tail end of their big protest when they marched to the mccormick place where the nato summit is bein
May 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >>> on this saturday night, an american city on high alert. tonight, protests and terror charges in chicago as the president holds a high stakes meeting with the world's most powerful leaders. >>> coming to america. tonight, the blind activist who made that daring dash to freedom now safely out of china here in the u.s. >>> line of fire. crews battling flames across seven states, and tonight a grim morning about what's to come this summer. >> travel and leisure. big changes at the airport. private suites, even yoga? new ways to ease the stress of flying. >>> and all hail the queen. a spectacular salute at windsor castle to 60 years on the throne. >>> good evening, the stakes and security precautions were already high this weekend as president obama prepared to sit down with world leaders here in the u.s. at two important summits. and tonight as he wraps up one of those gatherings, a meeting of the g-8 at camp david, police in chicago say they've unravelled a violent plot tied to tomorrow's nato summit there. three men are under arrest, accused of planning a series of molotov cocktail attack
May 3, 2012 12:00pm CDT
chicago public schools strike a deal with cafeteria workers ... but the biggest hurdle may be yet to come. the district still needs to settle with teachers on a new contract. good afternoon. i am steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's tonya francisco is live in chicago's mount greenwood neighborhood with more on our top story. after two months of negotiations there is a deal between c p s and the cafeteria workers ... but talks turned to discussions over contract negotiations with the other unions ... the cbs ceo was asked if this was a way to pressure the hellions >> the fact that we were able to do this on time and address the issues is something i am proud of we hope that the board takes the same positive approach they took with this one in other collective bargaining agreements ... >> we are focusing on finding resolutions to the contracts and serving our children >> the contract with him night here is a deal that gives to percent raises each of the first two years of the contract
May 16, 2012 12:00pm CDT
several miles of fencing is going up around mccormick place as chicago prepares for the nato summit ... good afternoon i'm steve sanders >>and dine jeanette i am dina bair we welcome all our viewers on wgn america tonya francisco has the top story these men are enjoying one of the last few days before super tight nader restrictions began putting this south loop neighborhood on lockdown that live on those high rises near mccormick place the building has notified the residence i didn't even read the my know i am leaving town >>i don't wanna be around the mess with a traffic i don't think it's a bad thing the security but i don't want to be here ... crews hired by the city put up highwalls security fencing surrounding mccormick place to ensure a security bubble for the dignitaries and the president while the meeting takes place >>i wonder if garry mccarthy or rahm emanuel didn't have someone driving around if they would be bothered by this to ... would want to do this to themselves? it is frustrating for the rest of us >>a salon on the 1100 block of south wabash decided to abor
May 23, 2012 12:00pm CDT
will be stepping down as u.s. attorney general in chicago. >> fits geraltzgerald just announced he will leave office on june 30th he has been the longest serving u.s. attorney in chicago history: office for more than 10 and half years. he released a statement this morning and said he has notified the white house attorney general eric holder. he says he has no immediate plans as far as work in the summer he will take some time off before considering his next career move. for more on this we are joined on the phone by wgn legal in the wgnterry sullivan. >> ed maier him he is very friendly to speak to and he has the background we need he made it really big. >> it did not matter if there was corruption he was going after them. >> and that is what you want in the u.s. attorney. he was the supervisor of so many people he said in his time in chicago over 10 years he tried not to get in the way of prosecutors and as a former prosecutor that is a really good trait for anyone in his position. he has gone over both political grounds and you cannot say he was a republican or democrat and i believe that
May 29, 2012 9:00pm CDT
soldiers returning from afghanistan. wgn news @ 9 fire chicago north side burdick all evening causing headaches for thousands of cta commuters. top story around the country tonight. the fire keeps going live on the north side tonight >> all afternoon good news and bad news public transportation issues are starting to figure themselves out. the owner of roy's furniture in the week in park watched flames engulf his store and everything in their witness to firefighters doing what they could to contain the blaze broke out 3:30 p.m. and grew matter of minutes into three alarm fire. batt but my friend said this fire and smoke the building went up in flames firefighters push it back out everybody brought down. batt but probably 100-150 ft. away >> amateur video shows the flames early on later to the fire remained trapped inside chicago fire department outside of able to get to the flames at the lake spoke filling in the neighborhood high wind shifted over and over again far from started at loaded dock and got away >> trucks making it inherently dangerous about of fire furniture st
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